Official Number: 144070
Yard Number: 436
Gross Tonnage: 246
Net Tonnage: 92
Length: 117.4 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 12.5 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
24.5.1920: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.436) for Charles H. George, Caister on Sea, Gt Yarmouth as ROSA MARIS.
1.1921: Sold to Wilberforce Steamship Fishing Co Ltd, Scarborough (William F. Smith, Filey, manager).
10.2.1921: Registered at Hull (H248).
1925: Sold to Lancashire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Edward Towne, Blackpool, manager).
2.6.1925: Registered at Fleetwood (FD43).
6.6.1925: Hull registry closed.
16.1.1929: Struck Red Rock, East Eriskay Sound, Outer Hebrides. Vessel in a dangerous position; crew saved. Abandoned as total loss.
13.2.1929: Fleetwood registry closed “Total loss”.
Note from Don MacPhee
I took a party of divers out to the Red Rocks off Hartamul (east of Eriskay) in 1983. We found the first part of the name ROSA in brass lettering along with the usual debris. Now know that it was off the ROSA MARIS, wrecked 1929. There is also the remains of an unidentified wooden hulled steam powered vessel hard against the south east base of Hartamul, local scalloper VIRGO regularly bagged up the coal from her.
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04/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.